44 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. (113.7 x 90.2 cm)
Framed: 53 1/2 x 43 1/2 in. (135.9 x 110.5 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Hatton Sumners’ Judiciary Committee Chairman portrait by Boris Gordon is dated 1946, the year Sumners announced his retirement after 34 years in the House of Representatives. Typical of Gordon’s portraits from the mid-20th century, the subject is depicted seated and half-length, with an indeterminate background and limited anecdotal detail. The House ultimately acquired 10 portraits by Gordon.